Monday, December 15, 2008

Day 29 of 30 Days to Being a Better Blogger

Teach42 challenges us to think like a rock star.
“So today’s challenge is to give yourself the rock star treatment. The details are entirely up to you. Maybe you’ll direct message a few people on Twitter and ask them to take a look at a recent blog post of yours. Maybe you’ll add your blog to your email signature. Maybe you’ll give some friends a call and ask them to check out your blog. Maybe it’ll just be leaving a comment here and asking people to come visit it and leave a comment. Only you can know what kind of Rock Star you are, so do what feels right for you. Then take the time to share what being a Rock Star means to you.”

I have to admit that when I first started to blog I was a little embarrassed about self promotion. I guess I followed examples set by my Twitter and Plurk friends and saw that I enjoyed their self promotion. It helped me find lots of quality blogs to read which in turn led me to excellent resources. If my purpose of blogging is to share my knowledge and expertise, how else can I do this if I don’t self promote? So, I added my blogs to my email signature and I also printed up my own business cards with my blog address on it. I also mention it to other teachers I meet and invite them to stop by and read it. Now that I have been doing this, I feel more comfortable and I haven’t met anyone yet who minded when I did this (or at least no one has ever told me to my face!). I have received lots of emails and comments from others thanking me for informing them about my blog which makes me feel great. In this way, I feel as if I’m fulfilling my purpose which motivates me to keep blogging.

photo credit: Original image: 'Rosie the Blogger' Mike Licht

1 comment:

Mr. McGuire said...

You should promote your blog. I check in frequently, and always find it worth the stop. Keep up the great work and keep sharing your successes!